GET THIS BOOK! The Obama Nation by Jerome R Corsi (Swift boat veteran)
If you missed Corsi on Hannity TIVO the rerun later tonight. This guy has the goods and Hannity will have him on again tomorrow night.
GOOGLE SHUTS DOWN ANTI-OBAMA SITES. Google shuts down another site:
Neo NeoCon wrote me,
My apologies to NE readers; Apparently a wave of Obama supporters has “flagged” the Neocon Express as a “spam” sight and have successfully shut us down until Google’s Blogger programmers can confirm that we are not a spam site. The process apparently takes about 48 hours.
Apparently, this is a glitch in the ‘Blogger’ system which allows anyone on the net to “flag” any Blogger site as a spam site. With enough “flags” they can shut down a site until Google manually inspects the site to confirm it’s a legitimate blog and not automated spam. Unfortunately, Obama supporters have been abusing this method which was designed to filter out real net spammers, and have been systematically flagging high profile “anti-Obama” blogs on the vast ‘Blogger’ system as “spam” in order to shut down debate.
I trust that Google will have us up and running in 48 hours as their e-mail to me stated. Again, My apologies; apparently it’s just part of the election “war” that is going on, especially on the internet, so I won’t take it personally. I do think it’s a bad reflection on Obama supporters.
Keep my fingers crossed on Typepad.
UPDATE: Thunder Road is down. Just got this:
Seems someone is scared of the truth as I found this when I went to post this morning.
This blog has been locked due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations. You may not publish new posts until your blog is reviewed and unlocked.
This blog will be deleted within 20 days unless you request a review.
This is bullshit as it appears that someone does not approve of the idea of free speech especially when the speech doesn't conform to their ideas.
I'm always asked: "Why are the milblogs important?" Well we can see the reason why. We get the message out! We can not allow others to dictate the form or content of the message. The message must always be the truth, whether they want to hear it or not.
Regardless of the outcome with Google's review, The Thunder Run is now in the process of purchasing a domain and finding seperate hosting services...I suggest anyone else that uses Blogger to do the same, its something I should have done a long time ago.
With John Donovan's permission I will be posting most of my stuff at Castle Argghhh! until further notice.
Editor: The Thunder Run
UPDATE: Another blog flagged. Ed over at Lock and Load has been flagged.
FYI, It looks like I've been tagged as a spam blog. A few days ago I
deleted and marked as spam two "invitations" on my Haloscan comments
area by "Omar" to visit Ikhwnweb . (muslim brotherhood)
I can only guess Omar came back and found his invitations deleted and
then flagged me as a spammer. I've responded to Blogger who claims they
will review Lock and Load and get back within two days.
Holy shia! The New York Times noticed (well their bits blog did). They are blaming it on Hillary, they got it wrong again. Every blog that I know was not a pro-Hillary blog. The New York in-the-tank-Obama Times.
Google and the Anti-Obama Bloggers hat tip Mitchell Langbert
The bloggers in question, most of them supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and all of them opposed to Senator Obama, received a notice from Google last week saying that their sites had been identified as potential “spam” blogs. “You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog,” the Google e-mail read.
Many of the bloggers were affiliated with JustSayNoDeal.com, a Web site that opposes Senator Obama. They include http://bluelyon.blogspot.com, http://comealongway.blogspot.com, http://hillaryorbust.blogspot.com and http://mccaindemocrats.blogspot.com.
In an article that appeared on Bloggasm.com, the reporter Simon Owens spoke with some of the affected bloggers, who said they believed that Google had fallen prey to a campaign by activists supporting Senator Obama. According to the bloggers, the Obama supporters had clicked on a “flag” on the anti-Obama blogs alerting Google that they were spam.
If so, that would be an embarrassment for Google. On its Web page explaining the “flag” feature, Google says that “it can’t be manipulated by angry mobs. Political dissent? Incendiary opinions? Just plain crazy? Bring it on.”
And another! >Gayle Miller of Savkobabe.blogspot.com
UPFATE: Blog Shutdowns: Spam Attack from IPs Assigned to barackobama.com (by NancyA at No Quarter)
The other day Sitemeter attacked Internet Explorer and shut down quite a few sites. Anyone with a sitemeter, in other words, all of us
Today, there is another report on Blog Shutdowns from Death By A 1000 Papercuts. Here is what they had to say:
“At least one of the attacks in the latest wave of blog shutdowns this past week came from IPs assigned to barackobama.com.” This leaves us with an unanswered question. Who or what caused the “malfunction” in Sitemeter?
Sign this petition: Illinois Petition for Investigation of Barack Obama's Birth Certificate from Mitchell Langert who petitioned Hawaii here: Mitchell Langert has submitted an FOI request,
email@example.com has drafted a petition for residents of Illinois that demands an investigation of Barack Obama's birth certificate. If you live in Illinois please sign the petition, pass it around to your friends and forward it to her at firstname.lastname@example.org:
We, the undersigned residents of the State of Illinois, hereby demand that Barack Hussein Obama produce documentation of American citizenship in the form of a legal birth certificate. It is our understanding that Mr. Obama has heretofore refused to produce such a document. The residency requirement for qualification as a United States Senator includes United States citizenship. Without documentation, under United States law, Barack Hussein Obama may not legally qualify to represent the citizens of the State of Illinois. By signing this petition, we request that the State of Illinois investigate Mr. Obama's eligibility to serve in the Senate and make his birth certificate public immediately, and that with continued coverup
of documentation, we demand Mr. Obama's immediate removal from the Senate.
BTW, there is more to come on the forgery. Watch Atlas.
Check out the previous breaking stories and evidence of forgery at Atlas here.
UPDATE: This is getting so out of hand: Mitchell Langbert writes me,
Following of my posting of the Obama birth certificate petition that Contrarimaiiri posted, Google/Blogspot has Locked Me out of my Blog. This occurred sometime today. They sent me a message that the Blog was reported as a spam blog, and they are preventing postings pending their review of my blog. Since I have been posting my research notes on the blog, I am busily copying the blog to Word. This suggests dirty tricks or suppression by the Obama camp
CHANGE! The new totalitarianism
UPDATE: Langbert has been suspended by Google. Is this what the liberal fascists mean by "fairness doctrine"? Langbert has written the following:
I have been using blogspot for about a year and enjoy it very much. I am a professor of business at Brooklyn College and include notes from my academic reading as well as political blogs that are somewhat controversial on my blog, www.mitchell-langbert.com. I have had over 7,100 individual views since March 23, 08. I happen to be a Republican and favor John McCain for president. I have blogged some anti-Obama blogs, nothing that ought to be problematic from a offensive content or similar kind of concern. However, somehow, right after I got an increase in traffic from some blogs I did on the Obama campaign, my access to the blog was blocked due to an allegation, which was of course false, that my blog is a "spam" blog.
I just looked at Pamela Geller's Atlas Shrugs blog and there is a message on it that Obama supporters have been reporting any blog that is Republican or anti-Obama for President as a "spam blog", in effect utilizing your control procedures to suppress free speech on your site. I do not believe it is a coincidence or due to "robots" that my blog, which is about 3/4 academic writing, was shut down on the same day that I did some blogs on Obama and there is a message on Pamela Geller's blog from someone else who also got shut down over an Obama-related blog and that this is due to a computer program rather than abuse of your firm's control process.
I am not a techie and do not offer any solution, but I would suggest a check on reporters of "spam blogs" and on blogs that have been reported as spam blogs for any similarity of content to previously reported blogs and also that, if you are receiving reports, that you forestall false accusations of this kind.
Here is the blog on Pamela Geller's Atlas Shrugs blog and also the allegation on that blog that coincidentally occurred at the same time as the block on my blog that also mentioned Obama a few times.
I have long been warning of the agenda Google pursues. Too long. Well they have really come out of the liberal fascist closet on this one. BTW, got a gmail account? I wouldn't. They are a dangerous company. Go here and scroll. This is proto-typical of the left. They cannot compete - they cannot debate.What is this but a club to the tenets of free speech? What is the fairness doctrine but a club to the free market of ideas?
The following is an update on this post: OBAMA: TERROR BLOGS CHECK! COUNTER JIHAD BLOGS DELETE! ANTI-OBAMA SITES BLOCKED!
Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform hat tip JJ
-By Warner Todd Huston, Town Hall
It looks like Google has officially joined the Barack Obama campaign and decided that its contribution would be to shut down any blog on the Google owned Blogspot.com blogging system that has an anti-Obama message. Yes, it sure seems that Google has begun to go through its many thousands of blogs to lock out the owners of anti-Obama blogs so that the noObama message is effectively squelched. Thus far, Google has terminated the access by blog owners to 7 such sites and the list may be growing. Boy, it must be nice for Barack Obama to have an ally powerful enough to silence his opponents like that!
It isn't just conservative sites that Google's Blogger platform is eliminating. For instance, www.comealongway.blogspot.com has been frozen and this one is a Hillary supporting site. The operator of Come a Long Way has a mirror site off the Blogspot platform and has today posted this notice:
I used to have a happy internet home on Blogger: www.comealongway.blogspot.com. Then on Wednesday night, June 25, I received the following e-mail:
Dear Blogger user,
This is a message from the Blogger team.
Your blog, at http://comealongway.blogspot.com/, has been identified as a potential spam blog. You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog.
The Blogger Team
It turns out that there is an interesting pattern where it concerns the blogs that Google's Blogspot team have summarily locked down on their service. They all belong to the Just Say No Deal coalition, a group of blogs that are standing against the Obama campaign. It seems the largest portion of these blogs are Hillary supporting blogs, too.
All I can say is, WOW! If Google is willing to abuse its power like this even against fellow leftists, what does it plan against conservatives, the folks Google hates even more!?
UPDATE: More and more blog suppression .........go HERE!
You must first view the video: The Pictures That Fooled The World - Yugoslavia Death Camp Hoax The dheath camp of Karadcic was fake it was staged by a western left camera team, from England.(hat tip Lucky Bee)
And read Media Cleansing, Dirty Reporting: Journalism and Tragedy in Yugoslavia by Peter Brock and David Binder
I recently wrote a response for Jihad Watch, which also appeared on Atlas, to a blog post by war reporter Michael Totten in Commentary magazine online, titled “This is a Kosovar Muslim” and showing a photo of a Kosovo Albanian wearing a pro-USA sweatshirt.
TOTTEN: You do know that the majority of people here are atheists, right? There is no religious state or religious majority. “Dhimmi” does not apply to anyone here. The local troubles are ethnic, not religious. Catholics are very deeply respected. It is the Serbs and the Orthodox who are not, thanks to Milosevic and his apartheid and ethnic cleansing regime.
You are never going to understand this place through a Muslim/infidel lens.
BOSTOM: Do you think “secular/atheist” Kosovo will join the OIC [Organization of the Islamic Conference], which has clamored for its creation?
TOTTEN: I don’t know. But I wonder why you are putting “secular” and “atheist” in quotation marks. Do you actually believe most people are religious Muslims? I wish we could have this argument in Prishtina. It would be a different argument.
BOSTOM: Not only don’t you know (why you don’t know, or won’t at least hazard your best guess is one question), you apparently don’t think the question is relevant, when what actually happens may be pathognomonic of the problem of creating truly secular Muslim societies in the first place…Can’t you see that? The OIC serves one primary purpose: Islamization. Why would a secular society need to join such an entity?
TOTTEN: Albania joined in 1992, and Albania is overwhelmingly atheist, even more so than Kosovo which is also majority atheist. I’m done arguing with you about this, Andrew, unless you come out here.
BOSTOM: It probably won’t register with you, but “secular” (NOT!) Turkey — which has progressively re-Islamized since the Menderes government was elected by pandering to an Islamic revival in 1950, and now has an openly fundamentalist govt which represents a majority fundamentalist populace — is a major player in the OIC, and a (rather vile) Turk heads the OIC.
Again, I ask you, why would any truly secular nation be part of the OIC?
Let’s start with Totten’s most embarrassing and callous but commonly used canard about the Serbs: “It is the Serbs and the Orthodox who are not [respected], thanks to Milosevic and his apartheid and ethnic cleansing regime.”
In addition to U.S. policy analyst Martin Sletzinger’s casually stated comments that it is “nonsense” to think that Kosovo’s becoming a country has something to do with Milosevic’s supposed oppression — and in addition to the fact that when Sletzinger started working in Congress in the 1970’s, the Albanian lobby was “giving us maps of Iliria, which included Kosovo, half of Macedonia, a good portion of Montenegro, and of course Albania” — we also have Andy Wilcoxson laying it out in this post:
On April 2, 1981, rioting erupted in Kosovo. Nine people were killed and scores injured as police broke up a mob of 10,000 ethnic Albanian demonstrators who were rampaging through the streets of Pristina smashing shop windows and destroying factory machines. The demonstrators, some armed with guns and firing at the police, pushed children in front of them to make it more difficult for security forces to disrupt the march.
The Yugoslav Government said the rioting was the “worst outbreak of separatist demands” since World War II, and imposed martial law to bring the situation back under control. Eyewitnesses reported that cars and trucks were overturned and burning in the center of Pristina while the army guarded public buildings and ambulances toured the streets to pick up the injured.
The separatist nature of the rioting was clear to one and all. When the New York Times reported on it their lead paragraph read: “Yugoslav tanks and troops took up positions today in a province in the south to put down anti-Government riots by Albanian separatists … the separatists want to unite with Albania, the small and selfisolated Communist country on the Adriatic.”
According accounts published in the Washington Post, the demonstrators were said to be chanting “Long Live Enver Hoxha” along with slogans demanding Kosovo’s unification with Albania.
Things flared up in Kosovo a month later when Pristina University was forced to close its doors amid student demonstrations demanding Kosovo’s unification with Albania.
In 1982 Becir Hoti, an ethnic Albanian official in Kosovo’s ruling Communist Party, explained the situation quite well. He told the New York Times: “The nationalists have a two-point platform. First to establish what they call an ethnically clean Albanian republic and then the merger with Albania to form a Greater Albania.”
This is significant because today’s Western narrative claims that the Kosovo-Albanian population wants to secede from Serbia because they allegedly suffered mistreatment under the rule of Slobodan Milosevic.
That thesis is exposed as fallacy because Slobodan Milosevic’s political career didn’t even begin until 1983, when he took a job as economic advisor to the mayor of Belgrade…Kosovo-Albanian separatism had already erupted violently in 1981 and 1982 — long before the public even knew who Slobodan Milosevic was.
Totten’s State Department ventriloquism reminds me of this unbelievable sentence from a November email from, appropriately enough, a “Wilhelm”:
The reason orthodox churches are burnt is only due to their identification with Milosevic-type politics not because Albanians are Muslim let alone them being extremists.
What this airhead is saying is that as the Albanians increasingly expose their long-awaited designs on the region through, among other things, the ongoing, viscerally carried out destruction of Orthodox churches eight years after the Serb-led ouster of Milosevic, we should instead believe that this has something to do with the 1990s decade, and not with the similar attacks on Serb holy sites in Kosovo that went on for a century before that, including during WWII when Greater Albania was undergoing a similar ascension, under the sponsorship of Adolf Hitler. Like Totten, Welhelm wants to believe that the desecration and destruction of thousand-year-old churches by Albanians not only has nothing to do with religion (despite the demonic-like zeal with which Albanians pried off, by hand, the crosses from the churches during the 2004 pogrom), but it doesn’t even have to do with the ethnic intolerance which preceded Milosevic and which tripled after his ouster — that is, after the Albanians were “freed”.
Never, never has the world seen such a persistent, widespread, irrational and singular hatred as that reserved for Serbs. Even age-old anti-Semitism doesn’t compare, given that there are so many thinking, fair-minded people who don’t engage in it. In contrast, people who otherwise have minds make sure not to use them when Serbs are involved.
Notice Totten’s insistence on continuing to use the term “ethnic cleansing” in reference to Kosovo regardless of how many times and ways that notion has been debunked — including by every major U.S. paper in late 1999 after Americans lost interest in Kosovo, and most recently by documentation I provided in my Jihad Watch response to his piece. But Serbs aren’t worth the trouble of a mouse click.
On Totten’s ventriloquism regarding the religious question — “There is no religious state or religious majority…The local troubles are ethnic, not religious. Catholics are very deeply respected” — here is Chris Deliso on Kosovo’s direction, based on developments in long-independent Albania:
Perhaps the most significant emerging trend in the case of Albania is the rise of internecine strife based on religious difference. Rallying a decade ago under the nationalist banner of “one nation, three religions,” the paramilitary KLA claimed support from Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox Albanians during its war in Kosovo. Today, while most Albanians still do feel their ethnicity strongly, religious tensions have nevertheless been growing. In october 2003, police arrested author Kastriot Myftari, charging him with inciting religious hatred against Muslims for writing that Albanian Muslims should convert to Catholicism.
In the northern, Catholic majority city of Shkodra, which borders on Montenegro, mutual provocations between Catholics and Muslims are suddenly emerging. A cross was put up in the city, and then mysteriously vandalized in January 2006. And when civic leaders decided to honor national hero Mother Teresa with a statue, three Muslim groups — the Association of Islamic Intellectuals, the Albanian Muslim Forum, and the Association of Islmaic Charities — publicly protested. The [Albanian Muslim Forum], which allegedly supports interfaith relations, declared that a statue of one of the world’s most renowned humanitarian figures would be a “provocation” to Muslims, and that the religious situation in Shkodra was “not so calm.”
Deliso also explains that “the end of the national question in Kosovo is the beginning of the religious one, as new challenges to the social and clerical order arise from radical Islam.”
Regarding Catholics being “deeply respected” in Kosovo: Aside from Catholics and Muslims having some deep roots in eliminating Serbs and Jews together during WWII, I addressed Kosovo’s religious “pluralism” in my blog post titled “Kosovo’s Religious Pluralism“, which demonstrated, among other things, how an Albanian Catholic priest felt more in common with, and was better to, Albanian Muslims than his Croatian Catholic flock. Because the point is Albanianism Uber Alles. Until it isn’t. As Jim Jatras reminds us:
Typically these begin as what are represented as “national liberation movements,” the desire of a group of people described in national or ethnic terms — Algerians, Afghanis, Kosovo Albanians, Pakistanis, Palestinians, Iraqis, etc. — to have their own independent national state. But at some point — either after achieving that goal…or in the process of the “national liberation” struggle…the movement shifts to a primarily Islamic jihad orientation, in which the national element is downplayed and the jihad element is emphasized. This transition coincides with the marginalization or elimination of the non-Muslim social elements (Christian Arabs, Albanian Catholics, etc.), some of whom may have been militant supporters of the first, national phase but who will have no future in the Islamic new order.
But apparently the big picture is irrelevant to Totten, who is interested only in what he observes on the surface and two feet in front of him. Trends? What’s that? Indeed, what is all this nonsense about the Islamization of the world and a caliphate forming? You don’t see me wearing a burqa, do you?
Let’s hear from another Catholic Albanian priest:
Some tensions appeared after the war. In its December 1999 report, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation, OSCE, said that following the withdrawal of Serbian troops from Kosovo, ethnic Albanian fighters of the Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, were harassing Catholic Albanians over their alleged lack of commitment to the KLA cause.
The OSCE report said: “Catholic Albanians and evangelical groups have faced continued intimidation and harassment.” It went on: “A common feature of many attacks was the underlying intention to force minorities to leave and/or to ensure their silence through fear. This strategy was effective.”
According to a US State Department report for 2003, certain Catholic-populated areas within Kosovo had previously been “under suspicion of collaboration with the Serb regime,” adding: “Such suspicion was fuelled by the fact that Catholic Albanian villages suffered relatively little damage during the conflict.” [Indeed, clearly they weren’t doing enough for the KLA terrorists/separatists.]
The Catholic Church in Kosovo condemned ethnically-motivated riots in 2004 when dozens of Serbian Orthodox Churches and other properties were damaged or destroyed. “I felt ashamed after what happened in 2004. We were under some pressure as well,” said a Kosovo Albanian Catholic who has since moved to neighbouring Montenegro.
Gosh, I wonder what made him move out of Kosovo. But notice that this Albanian feels shamed by the actions of his fellow Albanians, and considers them reprehensible. Too bad Totten can’t be as honest. But then, Serbs deserve to suffer, according to Totten’s first paragraph at the top of this post. Note also that bullying of Catholics in Kosovo didn’t start only after the war, but was practiced in the 70s and 80s as well, and many of the Albanians who moved out of Kosovo (often to Serbia) along with the Serbs who were fleeing in those decades were Catholics. From one of my earliest articles on Kosovo, based on an interview with a Jew who was raised there (Branko, whose brother is Slobodan):
Slobodan’s best friend, Bardy, was a Catholic Albanian married to a Serbian woman. “He had just called me a few months ago,” Branko reminisces, “because he was so excited about his new dog — a Rottweiler, like so many in America have. When the KLA came in with NATO, he was killed, just for not being a ‘good’ Albanian.”
Another friend, a Serb named Ilija, died while an “internally displaced person” in Serbia, from what Branko calls “sorrow and anger.”
The Serb Ilija, the Albanian Bardy, and the Jew Slobodan were three best friends who got married on the same day, alternately serving as one another’ s best man.
As for Totten’s point about most Albanian Muslims not being religious, surely we don’t have to explain that a Muslim doesn’t have to be religious to sympathize with the cause and buy into the universal Muslim sense of aggrievement. He also states above that there is no religious majority, which is strange, given that about 95 percent of Kosovo is Muslim. That these Muslims are still recovering from their communist-imposed atheism is irrelevant. But it shouldn’t be too long a process, given that Islam is a popular religion among recovering atheists. Does Totten think that Kosovo lends itself to Islamic indoctrination less than Russia, where “especially the atheist groups are gradually getting inclined towards Islam because of extensive propaganda and activities of the Islamist NGOs.” And here is something related from a 1994 article in the London Chronicle by former Thatcher adviser Sir Alfred Sherman:
[I]t should be noted that in Britain and Western Europe, individuals and groups faithful to Moscow’s line in world affairs for years, though mainly atheist, inexplicably back the Muslim fundamentalist government [of Bosnia].
Incidentally, does Totten think that the Bosnia war we abetted, which brought Bosniaks exponentially closer to Islam, doesn’t have echoes in the Kosovo war we abetted?
Totten’s shrug at Albania’s membership in the Organization of the Islamic Conference, meanwhile, is also worth noting. Like I said, all thinking is suspended if the subject is the Balkans. Here was the OIC upon Kosovo’s “independence”:
RIYADH (Reuters) - The Organisation of the Islamic Conference has welcomed Kosovo’s declaration of independence, saying it would be an asset to the Muslim world.
“Kosovo has finally declared its independence after a long and determined struggle by its people. As we rejoice in this happy result, we declare our solidarity with and support to our brothers and sisters there,” Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the head of the OIC, said at the opening of a meeting in Dakar on Monday.
“The Islamic (umma) nation wishes them success in the new battle awaiting them, which is the building of a strong and prosperous state capable of satisfying its people. There is no doubt that the independence of Kosovo will be an asset to the Muslim world and further enhance joint Islamic action,” he said in comments sent to Reuters.
It doesn’t matter if both we and the Albanians take Totten’s advice and steer clear of seeing “this place through a Muslim/infidel lens.” The umma certainly sees Kosovo through a Muslim/infidel lens — as was the premise of Deliso’s book and the reason for its title The Coming Balkan Caliphate.
“‘Dhimmi’ does not apply to anyone here,” Totten admonishes Bostom. Aside from the fact that one can be a dhimmi just to the Albanian violence being threatened should their cause not be promoted to its conclusion (as that Hungarian parliamentarian demonstratedwhen he explained the awarding of a state to an intolerant population by saying “we’re afraid of them”), what do you call the populations (Serbs, Croats, Roma, Jews and even Gorani Muslims) who are at the mercy of their Albanian-Muslim “hosts” in the event that the armed KFOR guards blink?
Beyond that, there is this fact: Even if dhimmitude weren’t being imposed by the master population on the untermenschen in its mist, or on the master population’s Western benefactors, that doesn’t mean people won’t behave as dhimmis preemptively, of their own accord (we are seeing this everywhere now) in an attempt to please the wider population of Masters. We started calling Albanians ‘Muslims’ and declaring the Kosovo project to be about the U.S. creating a Muslim state in Europe even when the Albanians didn’t — with Tom Lantos asking Muslim countries and jihadists to take this action into consideration, and outgoing Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns hailing support for Kosovo from the OIC and “happily claiming that a ‘vastly majority Muslim state’ has been carved out of Serbia, a European Christian country.”
Which brings us to a phenomenon that I’ll call Dhimmi Irony. Because despite our efforts to please our masters, only five out of 57 member states of the OIC (which includes a “Palestine” that would benefit directly), have recognized Kosovo’s independence:
More and more countries are getting ready to recognize Kosovo’s independence, but many are hesitant, including some Arab and Muslim countries despite Washington’s appeals to display solidarity with Kosovo Muslims.
During a briefing on Kosovo after its declaration of independence, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns welcomed the recognition of this step by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), and hence, by the governments of its member countries. He said: “And we think it is a very positive step that this Muslim state, Muslim majority state, has been created today.”
Today, the most urgent issue is whether Kosovo will create a precedent for other territories. This is why many Muslim and other countries do not rush to accept Kosovo’s independence. The United States hoped for Islamic solidarity, but in vain.
Only three [sic] OIC members - Turkey, Afghanistan and Senegal [plus Albania and Burkina Faso] - have recognized Kosovo’s independence out of almost 60 members of the organization. Others have adopted a wait-and-see attitude because of the potential threat of a domestic split, or destabilization in neighboring countries.
For the time being, no politician in these conflict-prone zones has loudly expressed readiness to follow Kosovo’s example…Kosovo’s independence is threatening primarily because a decision on it was made without a UN Security Council resolution. It is solely based on the support of the United States and some European countries. In other words, political circumstances have prevailed over international law.
To close, here is a blogger lamenting the lack of Muslim solidarity in walking the Kosovo walk and not just talking the talk:
With the new government one hopes Kosovo is recognized sooner rather then later. The above map shows the countries which have recognized Kosovo in blue. The ones who are expected to soon are shown in yellow. It is startling how many countries in the Middle East are still to recognize the country.
By the way I do not support how Kashmir is shown as a part of India in the map. I got the map of a website called ‘Kosovo Thanks You.’ The Kosovons of all people should know about the struggle for freedom of the Kashmiri people.
For a laugh, here is a comment under the post, from “Kosova_girl”:
Pakistan, Pakistan, Pakistan….cmon people, support your muslims brothers and sisters. I am sooo dissapointed by the lack of recognition by so many muslims countries. Oh and then we wonder why are muslims always oppressed.
UPDATE August 2: The media cannot report a straight story when it comes to Serbia.
-By Warner Todd Huston
Apparently, CNN decided that they didn't have enough video of rioting in their recent story on unrest in Belgrade, Serbia, so they decided to add in footage of rioting in Budapest to sexy up the story. I have to say, if the Kosovars intend to make the cut with CNN in the future, they'd better start rioting to the satisfaction of CNN's video editors. Either that, or CNN can start showing us all some truthful video with their stories. Whatever the case, CNN's misstep doesn't just make them look bad, it makes all Americans look bad.
On July 30, CNN aired a report in their international news titled "Serb Ultranationalists Rally" in which footage of riots in two different cities and two different countries were edited together to represent the unrest in Kosovo. Serbian TV was a bit mystified by this embellishment, and rightfully so. RTS asserted that since CNN didn't have violent enough footage for their riots story, they "resorted to their favorite Hollywood trick" of "montaging and pasting together the sequences from Budapest and Belgrade protests" to accompany the story. (See foreign language report from Serbian RTS TV)
Naturally, since the original airing and posting on the Internet, and since people began to ridicule CNN for the melding of video of riots in different countries, CNN has removed the video without comment. Making matters worse, many now see a conspiracy where they originally just saw incompetence.
Color me happy. If this contributor don't beat all -- yeah, maybe even Gaza and Dimpka. Good Will -- employer Loving you (download file here: Download GoodWillDetail.xls) -- gave $10,450 to Obama's Presidential race (committee number COO431445), and what's with all the entries? Over 900..... CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THEM ALL! (hat tip Cathy!)
UPDATE: The clown's (contributor) name is PRO, DOODAD (Pro is the last name). Here's the file: Download DoodadDetail.xls (Hat tip Cathy -- she's the bomb)
The # of transactions = 1,044
The $ contributed = $10,780.00
This Doodad character works for FDGFDGF and occupation is DFGFDG.
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UPDATE Deb sent me this radio clip, which comes from the 30 July 2008 BTR broadcast of NO WE WONT PUMA radio -- between the 50-60 minute mark. Speakers are Riverdaughter (asking for info) and Nancy A (answering). Listen here: Download 20080730
Listened to the NO WE WONT (the PUMAs) BTR radio show last night, and they interviewed Mary A. (No Quarter writer) about Obama's connections to ACORN. Very damning stuff, and she is continuing to research it.
The particular thing I want to mention to you is someone asked Mary A. about the bundling of contributions. Mary A. discussed this for a few minutes, but she did not say anything was proven, but it is being looked into. The rumor is someone was at an Obama headquarters (not sure where), and observed a series of homeless people going into the headquarters and emerging later and heading straight for a public library. The suspicion is these homeless people are being given $50 ATM cards and instructed to donate $40 of it to Obama's campaign USING A NAME SUPPLIED TO THEM, and then allowed to keep $10 of the money for themselves. The people looking into it are connecting the activity with several small donations being made under the same name on the same day. This sounds like what you're looking into with the overseas contributions.
"You Jews should be aware: You will never, but never have peace with Hamas. Islam, as the ideology that guides them, will not allow them to achieve a peace agreement with the Jews. They believe that tradition says that the Prophet Mohammed fought against the Jews and that therefore they must continue to fight them to the death."
There can be no "peace" process. There is an enemy bent on the annihilation of the Jews. Until it is crushed, there can be no peace. That is the ugly reality Israel must face
By Avi Issacharoff Haaretz (of all places)
A moment before beginning his supper, Masab, son of West Bank Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, glances at the friend who has accompanied him to the restaurant where we met. They whisper a few words and then say grace, thanking God and Jesus for putting food on their plates.
Masab knows that he has little hope of returning to visit the Holy Land in this lifetime.
"I know that I'm endangering my life and am even liable to lose my father, but I hope that he'll understand this and that God will give him and my family patience and willingness to open their eyes to Jesus and to Christianity. Maybe one day I'll be able to return to Palestine and to Ramallah with Jesus, in the Kingdom of God."
It takes a few seconds to digest this sight: The son of a Hamas MP who is also the most popular figure in that extremist Islamic organization, a young man who assisted his father for years in his political activities, has become a rank-and-file Christian. "I'm now called Joseph," he says at the outset.
Send regards to Israel, I miss it. I respect Israel and admire it as a country," he says.
"You Jews should be aware: You will never, but never have peace with Hamas. Islam, as the ideology that guides them, will not allow them to achieve a peace agreement with the Jews. They believe that tradition says that the Prophet Mohammed fought against the Jews and that therefore they must continue to fight them to the death."
Is that the justification for the suicide attacks?
More than that. An entire society sanctifies death and the suicide terrorists. In Palestinian culture a suicide terrorist becomes a hero, a martyr. Sheikhs tell their students about the 'heroism of the shaheeds.'"
FLORIDA VOTERS: VOTE THIS JEW HATING JEW OUT OF OFFICE. When will the Jewish lay leadership stop acting like the damn Judenrat of Germany and start actively advocating and campaigning for great Americans - lovers of Israel, America and the those unafraid to confront our mortal enemies. American Jewish lay leadership seem to be escorting us onto the trains (excluding ZOA of course).
How fortunate for Florida that they could throw that bottom feeder Klein out and have an extraordinary thinking hero take over the helm of the 22nd district.
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by John Gizzi (07/31/08)Ron Klein forces ZOA member to resign...
Last Thursday (July 24th), the president of the Zionist Organization of America, one of America’s the most respected of Jewish-American organizations, called ZOA South Florida organization chairman Alan Bergstein and gave him an ultimatum: stop his volunteer work for West or resign from his ZOA post. According to the West campaign, “it was made clear to Bergstein that Ron Klein was necessary to pass congressional legislation important to ZOA and to Israel. ZOA has an obligation to its membership to ensure that their issues are considered, so the national office clearly felt it had no choice but to deliver the message to Mr. Bergstein.”
Think about it for a minute, experts: if Klein is sending a signal for someone to do give an ultimatum to a campaign volunteer for West, does it not follow that he is somewhat concerned about the Republican challenger?
In March, ZOA had arranged a joint appearance between Klein and West. Two days before the scheduled event, Klein said he was unable to attend and asked ZOA to cancel the event. The group refused, the event was held, Allen West did speak, and it was very well-attended.
And Bergstein? Upset that (in his words) “a Jewish congressman has to threaten Israel and world Jewry by whining over one person’s activities, Bergstein chose the better part of valor, resigned his position with ZOA, and will work hard on the West campaign.
I have passed the report of the ZOA and West on to others, including the Republican Jewish Coalition and Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the lone Jewish Republican in the House. Their response will be interesting—as will those of the political “experts” the next time we review the races.
Allen West responds:
We believe that Mort Klein was put in an untenable position by Ron Klein or his supporters. Alan Bergstein was given the choice of resigning from either the ZOA or from his volunteer support for Allen West. We are not aware of any Ron Klein supporters who received a similar phone call.
Mr. Bergstein resigned under protest from the ZOA. To our knowledge, no mention was made of tax status concerns but even if the question had been raised, the remedy offered was an over-reaction.
Mr. Bergstein honored the group's rules when he set up the candidate forum that started this ball rolling. Allen West appreciated the hospitality extended to him by the local ZOA and also honored their rules in his comments to them.
This argument is not--and should not be--between Allen West and the ZOA. It is more properly directed at Ron Klein, without whose inappropriate pressure this would not have occurred.
I attempted to call the good doctor Okechukwu Dimpka in both Salisbury and 500 Academy Street South Ahoskie, NC 27910 North Carolina to ask him about his complicated election donations. There is no such person. Thanks to Cathy who has been discovering all of these "irregularities".Check out the good doctor's donation history: Click here for entire, whacky history: Download DimkpaDetail.xls
It was a disgusting story then but infinitely clearer now. The IDF was guilty by reason of innocence.
Lori Lowenthal Marcus sent this. "Hoisted on his own petard ; )"
This is the poisonous fruit of the piss process.
Israeli Ray Guns In Gaza Strategy Page hat tip carl
July 31, 2008: Israel is desperate to get some kind of anti-missile system in place to protect against rockets being fired out of Gaza by Hamas. Right now, a top candidate is the U.S. land mobile version of the Phalanx anti-ship-missile weapon. This system, called "Centurion" was originally developed four years ago, as "C-RAM". That's why the Israelis want it now, because similar systems developed in Israel will take several years to perfect, and angry voters will not give politicians that much time. Centurion is ready now.
Centurion is basically the Phalanx naval gun system with new software that enables it to take data from its own, and other, radar systems, and shoot down just about any kind of artillery shell or rocket within range (about 2,000 meters). It uses high explosive 20mm shells, that detonate near the target, spraying it with fragments. By the time these fragments reach the ground, they are generally too small and slow to injure anyone. At least that's been the experience in Iraq.
The original Phalanx used 20mm depleted uranium shells, to slice through incoming missiles. Phalanx fires shells at the rate of 75 per second. Another advantage of Centurion, is that it makes a distinctive noise when firing, warning people nearby that a mortar or rocket attack is underway, giving people an opportunity to duck inside if they are out and about.
Read it all.
Decapitated body of British girl, 17, found hacked to pieces in suitcase in Brazil The decapitated body of a 17-year-old British girl has been found in a suitcase in Brazil, police have said. Daily Mail hat tip Kasper
The remains of Cara Marie Burke were found by officers in the town of Goiana on Monday, according to Lenita Alves de Brito, a spokeswoman for the Goias state police.
The teenager's boyfriend Dioli Mohammed, a British citizen of Turkish descent, has been arrested.
UPDATED: CAN YOU READ THIS ADDRESS?
Atlas reader Cathy and others have been indispensable in helping to track Obama's very questionable campaign donations. A number of Atlas readers have been helping me go through thousands upon thousands of docs relating to Obama's bizarre illegal activity, foreign and domestic.
The latest jawdropper: there is a large contributor in the 'G's'. Largest. Name is Monir Edwan. City is Rafah and the State is GA. You'd think GA is for Georgia. IT'S NOT! There is no Rafah, Georgia. It's Rafah, GAZA. Although election donor data indicate Georgia, USA.
File here: Donation Details: Adwan, Monir | Rafah, Georgia. There ain't no such place in the land of Georgia peaches.
It's a Gaza refugee camp.
The file attached has both Monir & Hosam Edwan. Both from Rafah. Both over the allowed spending limit. Here is the file: Download EdwanDetail.xls.
It details Edwan's contributions, totaling $24,321.41. The contributions are all to Obama the candidate. Different files for the party or committees.
Our source of the data is from the FEC site. Presidential download file zip. Named ALL. Dated 6/30. Here is the link unzipped. It is the basis for everything submitted. Thanks, Cathy!
How much money was raised from the phone banks in Gaza (see video)?
More on Obama's Foreign Contributions.
UPDATE: First off, I will be filing a complaint with the FEC - either alone or through an organization. Cathy found more detail:
There's more: Note these receipts are not inclusive of all the information in the FEC detail file.
In October of 2007:
Hosam receipt dated 10/30/07 is for $956.52 (general contribution) his Election Cycle total as of this date is $5,387.13. On the database this amount is redirected (where is not known), but his total is still above allowed amounts (IF HE'S AMERICAN).
Monir has two receipts. One dated 10/27/07 for $1,290.63 (primary - this is in the FEC file), the second dated 10/30/07 for $1,671.85 (primary - this is in the FEC file). The total on the receipt for Election Cycle is $9,598.54 (above allowed). NOTE THE TOTAL HE GAVE JUST ON 10/30/07, ACCORDING TO THE FEC FILE, IS $7,435.81.
The phone banks were buzzing?
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Who was the assailant? 'He just calmly stared at us and dropped the head in front of us'
July 31 (Bloomberg) -- A man in Canada was stabbed to death and decapitated on a Greyhound bus by a stranger in the seat beside him, the Globe and Mail reported.
The victim, about 18 years old, was sleeping with headphones on when his seatmate began stabbing him in the throat with a hunting knife, according to a passenger sitting in the seat in front of them, the newspaper reported. The attacker then cut off the victim's head and brought it to the front of the bus after the other passengers had rushed off, the Globe said.
Police arrested one man following a stand off at about 1 a.m. today, the newspaper said. The bus was traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg, Manitoba
UPDATE: I emailed the reporter. The police have not released the name of the beheader or the victim or if the victim was wearing some identifiable religious symbol BUT there are a lot maniacs out that to lunatic shiz. DEVELOPING STORY.
UPDATE: Waiting for verification of details on who and why. Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day called the attack bizarre, but did not discuss details, saying he did not want to jeopardize the investigation.
The man wielding the knife had a shaved head and was wearing sunglasses, he said
"He looked totally calm. He didn't say a word I don't think to anybody on the bus ... nothing. Just totally calm." (here)
UPDATE: Here are the details at The National Post:
A 22-year-old Winnipeg man who was the victim of a gruesome murder aboard a Greyhound bus was a fun guy who loved tattoos and working out, according to tributes on two social networking Web sites.
"He was a great person, he was kind, thoughtful, and he did not deserve this," Jossie Kehleer, the creator of one of the Facebook groups, wrote on the page. "I feel for his parents and sisters and his (little brother).
RCMP said Friday that Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton, has been arrested and charged with McLean's second-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court in Portage la Prairie, Man., Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
Li - described by his employer in Edmonton as a “normal guy” who may have been going through marital trouble - makes his next court appearance Tuesday.
Despite being in police custody since 1:28 a.m. Thursday, as of Friday evening, Li had refused the advice of a lawyer.
RCMP said that, to date, their investigation has found Li has no known criminal record. Veteran Crown lawyer Larry Hodgson will prosecute in the case.
Li is being held in a Winnipeg detention centre and is under constant video surveillance.
Hodgson said Li will have to undergo a psychological assessment to determine whether he is fit to stand trial. He said there’s no indication there’s a language barrier in communicating with Li, but he’s been equally uncommunicative with police, only saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to their questions.
Hodgson said that in 18 years of public prosecutions, he’s never dealt with a case with “the horrific details of what we’ve all been hearing . . .
He plead guilty? According to the Koran, he's innocent. Al-Shabnan's arrest came after police alleged he covered up an incident in which a 5-year-old girl attending the school reported that she was being sexually abused by her father. According to court papers, Al-Shabnan, 52, of McLean, told police that he didn't believe the girl, and advised the girl's parents to put her into counseling. But state law requires school authorities to report alleged child abuse within 72 hours of learning of the allegation.
This director of this school curriculum included 12th-grade text on Quranic interpretation that taught students that it is permissible for Muslims to kill adulterers and converts from Islam, according to the investigation by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a panel created by Congress that monitors religious freedom rights around the world.
Aformer school valedictorian, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted of joining al-Qaida after leaving the school and plotting to assassinate President Bush.
The director of a Saudi-funded Islamic school in northern Virginia accused of promoting religious hatred has pleaded guilty to failing to report suspected child abuse.
Abdalla Al-Shabnan, director of the Islamic Saudi Academy, was fined $500 after pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor count alleging that he failed to inform authorities about suspected sexual abuse of a 5-year-old girl who attended the school.
Prosecutors dropped an obstruction of justice charge.
A federal commission reported last month that the school's textbooks promote intolerance and teach that it is permissible for Muslims to kill adulterers and those who convert from Islam.
Previous: Small Victory IN SAUDI JIHAD HATE SCHOOL
It's what they do.
(IsraelNN.com) An Israel Railways employee was beaten Thursday by a group of Arab youths.
Ronen, a rail inspector for the national carrier, reported that a group of young Arabs confronted him at his guard post at a railway crossing near Atlit, demanded his weapon, and savagely beat him when they discovered he was unarmed.
Ronen can barely speak, as the attackers fractured bones in his face and body. Ronen's parents, speaking to police on behalf of their son, conveyed Ronen's account of the attack, as well as their horror at the result: "I arrived at the post and saw that it was full of blood," Ronen's father said. "I was certain my son had been murdered."
The attack is believed to be "nationalistically" motivated, which would define it as an act of terrorism.
Ben Affleck actor $4,600
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Christine Lahti actress $2,300
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